Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Intacs (Intracorneal rings)
Intacs corneal ring prescription inserts are placed within the substance of the cornea under topically applied (eye drop) anesthesia. No needles or injections are required. Some patients may experience mild and temporary discomfort during the procedure. The surgeon makes a tiny incision in the top of the cornea, creates a 180 degree tunnel in which to place the first prescription insert, and then places the Intacs ring in the corneal tunnel. A similar procedure is used to place the second Intacs ring.
Two Intacs inserts are placed in each eye, each of which approximates a near half-circle. The tiny incision through which the Intacs are placed is usually closed with a single stitch that can be removed within a few days or weeks. The entire procedure usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes per eye.
Eye Procedures > Intacs (Intracorneal rings)
This is the surgery I will be having done to my left eye to cure my keratoconus. Hopefully I will know more of when this will actually happen in a few weeks.